Ezekiel Appointed as a Watchman and His Responsibility

1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

References for Ezekiel 33:1

    • a 33:1 - Literally "was"
    • b 33:1 - Literally "to say"
      2 "Son of man, speak to {your people}, and you must say to them, 'A land, if I bring over it a sword and the people of the land take a man, one from their number, and they appoint him for them as a watchman,

      References for Ezekiel 33:2

        • c 33:2 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
        • d 33:2 - Literally "the children of your people"
          3 and he sees the sword coming against the land, and he blows on the horn and he warns the people,
          4 and {anyone who listens} hears the sound of the horn and {he does not take warning} and [the] sword comes and it takes him, his blood will be on his [own] head.

          References for Ezekiel 33:4

            • e 33:4 - Literally "the listening"
            • f 33:4 - Literally "not he takes warning"
              5 [For] he heard the sound of the horn and he did not take warning; his blood will be on him. But [if] he took warning, he saved his life.
              6 And [as for] the watchman, if he sees the sword coming and {he does not blow} the horn, and the people [are] not warned, and [the] sword comes and it takes {their lives}, he will be taken through his guilt, but his blood from the hand of the watchman I will seek.'

              References for Ezekiel 33:6

                • g 33:6 - Literally "and not he blows on"
                • h 33:6 - Literally "it takes from them a life"
                  7 "And you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; if you hear a word from my mouth, then you must warn them from me.

                  References for Ezekiel 33:7

                    • i 33:7 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                      8 {When I say} to the wicked, 'Wicked [one], you will certainly die,' and you {did not speak} to warn [the] wicked from his way, he, [the] wicked, will die by his guilt, but his blood I will seek from your hand.

                      References for Ezekiel 33:8

                        • j 33:8 - Literally "At my saying"
                        • k 33:8 - Literally "and not you spoke"
                          9 But, you, if you warn [the] wicked from his way, to turn from it, and {he does not turn} from his way, he will die by his guilt, and you will have saved your life.

                          References for Ezekiel 33:9

                            • l 33:9 - Literally "and not he turns"
                              10 "And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, {saying}, 'So you said, {saying}, "Indeed, our transgressions and our sins [are] on us, and because of them we [are] rotting, and how can we live?" '

                              References for Ezekiel 33:10

                                • m 33:10 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                • n 33:10 - Literally "to say"
                                • o 33:10 - Literally "to say"
                                  11 Say to them, '{As I live},' {declares} the Lord Yahweh, '{Surely I have no delight} in the death of the wicked, {except} in [the] wicked returning from his way, and he lives. Turn back! Turn back from your ways, O evil [ones], for why should you die, house of Israel?'

                                  References for Ezekiel 33:11

                                    • p 33:11 - Literally "live I"
                                    • q 33:11 - Literally "declaration of"
                                    • r 33:11 - Literally "if"
                                    • s 33:11 - Literally "for it"
                                      12 "So you, son of man, say to {your people} [that] the righteousness of the righteous shall not save him in the day of his transgression, and the wickedness of the wicked {will not cause him to stumble} on the day of his returning from his wickedness; and [the] righteous will not be able to live by it on the day when he returns to his sin.

                                      References for Ezekiel 33:12

                                        • t 33:12 - Or "And"
                                        • u 33:12 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                        • v 33:12 - Literally "the children of your people"
                                        • w 33:12 - Literally "not he will stumbled by it"
                                          13 When I say to the righteous, 'Certainly he will live,' and he trusted in his righteousness, and he [turns and he] does injustice, all of his righteousness will not be remembered, and because of his injustice that he did, because of it he will die.

                                          References for Ezekiel 33:13

                                            • x 33:13 - Or "on"
                                            • y 33:13 - According to the reading tradition (Qere)
                                              14 And when I say to the wicked, 'Certainly you will die,' but he returns from his sin and he does justice and righteousness--

                                              References for Ezekiel 33:14

                                                  15 [for example], [the] wicked returns a pledge for a loan, he restores {stolen property}, he goes in the statutes of life [so as] not to do injustice--certainly he will live; he will not die.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 33:15

                                                    • { 33:15 - Literally "robbed/stolen [items]"
                                                      16 All of his {sins that he committed}, they will not be remembered against him, and he did justice and righteousness; certainly he will live.

                                                      References for Ezekiel 33:16

                                                        • | 33:16 - Literally "sins that he sinned"
                                                        • } 33:16 - Or "for"
                                                          17 "Yet {your people} say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair!' [yet] their way is not fair.

                                                          References for Ezekiel 33:17

                                                            • ~ 33:17 - Or "And"
                                                            •  33:17 - Literally "the children of your people"
                                                              18 When [the] righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, then he will die {because of it}.

                                                              References for Ezekiel 33:18

                                                                • € 33:18 - Literally "by/in them"
                                                                  19 And when the wicked turns from his wickedness, and he does justice and righteousness, because of it {he will certainly live}!

                                                                  References for Ezekiel 33:19

                                                                    •  33:19 - Hebrew "them"
                                                                    • ‚ 33:19 - Literally "he, he will live"
                                                                      20 Yet you said, 'The way of the Lord is not fair!' I will judge you, house of Israel, each [person] according to his ways."
                                                                      21 {And then} it was in {the twelfth} year, in the tenth [month], on the fifth [day] of the month of our exile, a survivor from Jerusalem came to me, {saying}, "The city was destroyed!"

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 33:21

                                                                        • ƒ 33:21 - Literally "and it happened"
                                                                        • „ 33:21 - Literally "two of ten"
                                                                        • … 33:21 - Literally "to say"
                                                                          22 And the hand of Yahweh was on me on the evening {before} the coming of the survivor, and he opened my mouth {before the survivor came to me in the morning}, and my mouth was opened, and I was {no longer} dumb.

                                                                          References for Ezekiel 33:22

                                                                            • † 33:22 - Literally "to the face of"
                                                                            • ‡ 33:22 - Literally "until coming to me in the morning"
                                                                            • ˆ 33:22 - Literally "and not I was dumb still"
                                                                            • ‰ 33:22 - Or "silent" or "speechless"
                                                                              23 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

                                                                              References for Ezekiel 33:23

                                                                                • Š 33:23 - Literally "was"
                                                                                • ‹ 33:23 - Literally "to say"
                                                                                  24 "Son of man, the inhabitants of these ruins on the soil of Israel [are] saying, 'Abraham was one [man], and he took possession of the land, and we [are] many; the land has been given for us as [a] possession.'

                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 33:24

                                                                                    • Œ 33:24 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                                                    •  33:24 - Or "to"
                                                                                      25 Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "You eat blood [in your meat], and you raise your eyes to your idols and you pour out blood, and [yet] you want to take possession of the land?

                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 33:25

                                                                                        • Ž 33:25 - Or "you would take possession of"
                                                                                          26 You rely on your sword, you do a detestable thing, and {each man defiles} the wife of his neighbor, and [yet] you want to take possession of the land?" '

                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 33:26

                                                                                            •  33:26 - Literally "a man the wife of neighbor you defile"
                                                                                            •  33:26 - Or "you would take possession of the land"
                                                                                              27 "Thus you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "{As I live}, {surely} whoever [is] in the ruins, by the sword they will fall, and whoever [is] on the surface of the open field, I will give him to the animals to eat him, and whoever [is] in the stronghold and in the cave, they will die by the plague.

                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 33:27

                                                                                                • ‘ 33:27 - Literally "I live"
                                                                                                • ’ 33:27 - Literally "if not"
                                                                                                • “ 33:27 - Hebrew "animal"
                                                                                                  28 And I will make the land [a] desolation and [a] wasteland, and the pride of its strength will come to an end, and the mountains of Israel will be desolate {with no one traveling through them}." '

                                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 33:28

                                                                                                    • ” 33:28 - Literally "from there is not [someone] going over"
                                                                                                      29 And they will know that I [am] Yahweh when I make my land [a] desolation and [a] wasteland, because of all of their detestable things that they have done.
                                                                                                      30 "And you, son of man, {your people}, the ones talking together concerning you beside the walls and in the doorways of the houses, each one with his brother {saying}, 'Please come and hear what [is] the word {that is going out from Yahweh}.'

                                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 33:30

                                                                                                        • • 33:30 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                                                                        • – 33:30 - Literally "the children of your people"
                                                                                                        • — 33:30 - Literally "to say"
                                                                                                        • ˜ 33:30 - Literally "the going out from with Yahweh"
                                                                                                          31 And they come to you {as people do}, and they sit {before you}, and my people hear your words, and they do not do them, for they [are] showing passion in their mouth, but their heart [is] going after ill-gotten gain.

                                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 33:31

                                                                                                            • ™ 33:31 - Literally "like [the] coming of a people"
                                                                                                            • š 33:31 - Literally "to the face of you"
                                                                                                            • › 33:31 - Or "expressing"
                                                                                                              32 Now, look! You [are] to them like {a sensual song}, beautiful of voice and {played well on an instrument}, and they hear your words, {but they are not doing them}.

                                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 33:32

                                                                                                                • œ 33:32 - Literally "like a song of lust"
                                                                                                                •  33:32 - Literally "doing good to play a music instrument"
                                                                                                                • ž 33:32 - Literally "and/but doing there is not they them"
                                                                                                                  33 So {when it comes}, look! It is coming! And [then] they will know that a prophet was in the midst of them."

                                                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 33:33

                                                                                                                    • Ÿ 33:33 - Or "And"
                                                                                                                    •   33:33 - Literally "in/at her coming"